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Lunar Eclipse 14AQ Aug 5, 2009

There must be gracious plenty articles and posts available online just now concerning the August 5th (or Aug 6th, depending on your time zone) Lunar Eclipse at 14Aquarius, so I shall recommend them all for gaining an overview of opinions and insights.

But if you’d like to check out my own notes with chart image included, try this link, if you wish.

A Political Astrology flavor will be in evidence, however, with the chart set for the White House…just so you’re aware before you click.

And if you know where the 14AQ/14Leo axis falls within your own natal and progressed charts, you’ll know where to expect changes and/or revelations from the August 2009 Lunar Eclipse.

14AQ’s aspects to natal and progressed planets and house rulers’ influences should be taken into account for a more accurate picture.

Then there are correspondances: say your Sun or Moon are in Leo or AQ – you may be more influenced or affected by Eclipses in either of those signs than say one who has the luminaries in other signs natally, no matter at which degree/s.

~Update August 3, 1:35 am edt~

August 5 Eclipse info now ‘new and improved’ with the Lunar Elipse’s Mystic Rectangle pattern noted in the chart.

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White House Beer Summit 7.30.09

There are three a-chillin’ in this photograph of today’s ‘Beer Summit’, as Joan Walsh calls the casual chic ‘sit down to have a beer’ gala held at the White House Thursday between a president, a cop, and a professor.

Now I wonder what my Astrology friends will call these particular archetypal actors on the planetary level as the trio kicks it on the world stage…?

My guesses are as follows:

A president = Sun

A cop = Mars

A professor = Jupiter

Are we agreed? If so, then it’s harmony all around!

In Astrology this is precisely the trio of energies we must muster toward cooperative mode if we want to get anything done!

And a “Beer Summit”?

Escapist Neptune, naturally, doin’ that groovy urge-to-merge Neptunian thing that Neptune does as boundaries melt away…and even suds belong in bubbly Neptune’s realm.


Update after midnight: I almost forgot that VP Joe Biden was elbow-bending in the Rose Garden photo, too. As an elder statesman, he’d have to be signified by Saturn, with the Rose the flower of Venus, right?

Update 7.31.09: just thought the Sun Leo-Moon Sag blend in force from 5:00 pm est yesterday has an interesting word picture that describes the event…

Sun Leo-Moon Sag: ‘The knight in shining armor wins a game of poker and the drinks are on the house.’ !!

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’, Chas & Suzi Harvey.)

Is Health Care Reform debate 1993 revisited?

Sometimes history repeats like acid reflux, thanks to Washington politicians using the same tactics that worked before.

Here and elsewhere I have complained that 2009’s Health Care Reform bill is being opposed if only to undermine a Democratic White House, and I wasn’t even considering Republican actions and the factions of 1993. Was I wrong?

Never mind that Democrats have a mandate from we-the-people, many of whom need relief from a costly run-away health care system that intends only bankruptcy for you if you should find yourself in a bind.

In Darwinian America of the New Millennium, you have to be fit to survive, otherwise it’s buh bye, see ya wouldn’t wanna be ya.

Maybe we need a dose of that oft-touted “compassionate conservatism” we once heard so much about. That and ten dollars might get you a fluffed-up pillow in a sparsely-appointed emergency room somewhere in America.

Meanwhile, Washington pols work tirelessly to protect corporate profits and keep their own stock portfolios fluffed up with med and pharmaceutical returns while insurance companies chortle on their way to open their next offshore account.

But it’s Beltway Brigands who give the old “fox guarding the henhouse” truism fresh meaning with every secret deal they make at our expense.

If a loved one suffers and dies for lack of treatment based on insurance concerns for their bottom line, would you really care which party inhabits the White House – or whose prospects are better for the next election?

Then you’re a political chump. Sorry. But there it is.

Sun Tau-Moon Libra 5.6.09

If you find yourself wondering about an important White House meeting today through the lens of Astrology have a gander at this post which will also link you to more info on today’s transits to the Inaugural 2009 chart which I’ve placed at my new blog and gives the Sabian Symbol for Mercury’s current retrograde station degree….it’s quite a doozy.

Easter April 12 2009: our moveable feast!

The History Channel website has interesting info, including videos, about the main holiday in my book, Easter, if you’d care to check it out.

Other holidays are listed as well.

Do you know the two most recent years that the Western and Eastern worlds’ Easter commemorations coincided?

1963 and 1865. Just thought this factoid might go well with your celebrations this year.

Hmm…wonder what the Obamas are doing for Passover at the White House tonight?

Happy Easter, All!

Written by Jude Cowell

April 9, 2009 at 3:10 pm

Spring Equinox 2009 chart now posted

Some effort has been made to publish the horoscope with details for Spring Equinox 2009, if you’d like to have a look.

Check my Pages list in the sidebar column for ‘Spring Equinox 2009’ and there it will be waiting for you.

The chart has been set as usual for the White House and your comments and observations on-subject are most welcome – but no spam will be moderated for publication, just so ya know.

Virgo Full Moon 3.10.09

This evening over the White House the Moon is Full at 10:37:41 pm edt – Moon 20Vir40 opposing Sun 20Pis40 across the 5/11 axis of Will.

Moon has gone beyond her conjunction with Saturn 18Vir12 Rx, while Sun is approaching Uranus 22Pis30 –  the Saturn-Uranus opposition  and the Full Moon both relate to relationships and stalemates which may culminate and improve under the light of this Full Moon.

The Full Moon chart set for the White House has Midheaven 8Leo51 conjunct the Republican Party’s natal Mercury, the Hour is the Sun’s, and Venus Rx 15Ari03 is in 6th house of Health, Work, and Service.

With natal Mercury at the most visible point in the Full Moon chart,  GOP thinking and planning may be of more notice in some way now, or perhaps a prominent Republican will speak out.

Mars 26Aq51 is conj US natal Moon, a transit of headaches and frustrations when feelings lie just under the surface, ready to be sparked. Life’s pace picks up under this transit, and domestic activities are top of the menu for many people.

It seems interesting to me that with Pres. Obama’s love of basketball, the Full Moon’s Sabian Symbol ’21Vir’ is “A Girls’ Basketball Team”…

Lynda Hill gives these details for ’21Vir’:

The give and take of unity and equality; joyful participation; winning and losing; being on the team (Team Obama?); playing fair and square; codes of behavior; finding it difficult to play by the rules or cooperate; taking things too seriously; the desire to win at all costs.

Lynda always includes a few quotes for each Symbol such as this one from sports legend Vince Lombardi:

“Individual commitment to a group effort – that is what makes a team work, a company work, a society work, a civilization work.”


For more details, visit Lynda at her website:


And you may be interested in this evening’s  ‘Images for Integration’ for Sun Pisces-Moon Virgo:

‘Small events bring enormous consequences…A mosaic picture of the universe, each piece perfect in itself…Faith and reason shake hands.’

(‘Sun Sign-Moon Sign’ by Charles & Suzi Harvey.)

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